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Community Service

Brantley County High School

Future Business Leaders of America





Community Service:
Georgia FBLA State Project:
     Seventy percent of our members had to participate in this year's state project "Hand in Hand One Hour at a Time."   This was a type of community service project.  Our members visited the Bayview Nursing Home in our county to spend time with the elderly patients and brighten their.   Members participated by making cards and pins as well as actually going to the nursing home to visit.  We also bought gifts for needy children.
Bayview Nursing Home:
     Our chapter has donated time, gifts, and greetings to the residents of the Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta, Georgia, at Halloween and Christmas.
Christmas Angel Project:
     At Christmas, our chapter participated in a Christmas Angel Project in which members donated inexpensive gifts to needy children in our county.  All donated items were turned over to the Brantley County Department of Family and Children's Services for distribution.
Thanksgiving Food Drive:
    Our chapter accepted a challenge from a FBLA chapter in neighboring Pierce County to see who could collect the most nonperishable food items during the month of November.  The losing chapter had to provide the winning chapter with a pizza party.  Our drive netted a total of nearly 300 items while the Pierce Chapter only collected a little over a hundred.  By going into friendly competition with long-time school rivals, each school's food drive was much more successful than normal.  Each school donated their collections to the Food Bank in their respective counties.
March of Dimes:
     We have plans to place collection jars in 22 area convenience stores next month in order to raise money for the March of Dimes.   Both our state and national FBLA organization encourage support of the March of Dimes Foundation.
Toastmasters Organization:
     We work with the Toastmaster's Organization in Waycross, Georgia, to help them recruit new members and publicize their organization.  They, in turn, help to prepare our members for speaking competitions.
School Related Community Service:
Blood Drive:
     Several FBLA members worked at the school's annual Blood Drive held during the month of October.  We prepared posters, flyers, and information letters for the event.
Magazine Donations:
     FBLA donates three business magazines to our school library.  These include Newsweek, Business Start-ups, and Entrepreneur.
Job Fair:
     FBLA members handed our programs and brochures, served as "runners" for participants, and helped serve refreshments at the school's Job Fair.
Electronic Publishing Activities:
    Our chapter routinely offers our electronic publishing talents to our Administration and our teachers.
Senior Night Activities:
     In addition to preparing the invitations, programs, and flyers for our school's annual Senior Night for Parents, our members served as greeters, worked the refreshment tables, and distributed information to parents.
E-File Tax Day:
     Our chapter participated in an E-File Tax Day in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for our students.  An IRS agent came in and trained several FBLA members to file both federal and state taxes for interested students.  This service enabled 30 students to get their taxes electronically filed for free.
Teacher Appreciation:
     We placed doughnuts in the teachers' lounge to show our appreciation for all their hard work. 
Community Service